Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Granted, Nelly's rapping here is more restrained and insubstantial than ever, but when you have a cast of collaborators like this, the actual rapping is beside the point -- these are fun songs, plain and simple, and wonderfully catchy to boot.
  2. Uncut
    Its fizz fades fast. [Dec 2004, p.142]
  3. Both [discs] combine into one excellent combo platter, proving Nelly as one of the most clever and effusive pop minds around.
  4. New Musical Express (NME)
    Suit represents Nelly going smooth and seductive for an entire LP, and it is about 9,000 times as bad as that sounds. [2 Oct 2004, p.63]
  5. Hackneyed songs grind drearily.
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    Nelly sounds more convincing and appealing on Suit [than on Sweat]. [17 Sep 2004, p.75]
  7. Each CD is crammed to a full 50 minutes with some of the most heinous crimes against good taste since Wham's "Wham Rap! '86." [Joint review of both discs.]
  8. Blender
    By turns sensual and despondent. [Oct 2004, p.126]
  9. In his world, being grown and sexy doesn't mean being complacent - it means being curious, maybe even brave.
  10. As much as Nelly likes to portray himself as everybody’s favourite fun-filled club star, “Suit” suggests that writing thoughtful, intelligent and enduring R&B is where his heart really lies.
  11. Los Angeles Times
    In these moments of reflection, Nelly emerges as a serious songwriter who moves the mind as effectively as he does the body. [26 Sep 2004]
  12. Sadly, Suit, is exactly what it purports to be: the business-side of a duo of albums. And, in the world of pop, there’s nothing worse than sounding like business as usual.
  13. Anchored by predigested melodic hooks, Nelly's songs seem composed with the sole intention of ending up as your next ringtone. [Combined review of both discs]
  14. Nelly pushes crossover so far on a few of these tracks a few of his more hardcore fans may be turned off, but frankly since this is a concept album songs like "N Dey Say" are what I expected from "Suit."
  15. Vibe
    There are plenty of surprises on Suit. [Oct 2004, p.184]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. PreciousH
    Nov 13, 2005
    Oh..Wow!! This c.d made the charts so hot, Nelly did his thang from start to finish with this c.d. This man works hard to keep his image and Oh..Wow!! This c.d made the charts so hot, Nelly did his thang from start to finish with this c.d. This man works hard to keep his image and this c.d shows it. Another thing that I love about this album is that Nelly actually opens up to his fans and he tells more about his life in this c.d. Full Review »
  2. LC
    Aug 17, 2005
    most songs are good... woodgrain is the only thing keeping this CD from being a 10
  3. JacobM
    May 20, 2005
    Nelly is a sellout to the whole rap industry...$$$$$$$$$$